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Kerry White

Contempt is a serious breach of court orders. Court orders are directions made by the court which must be followed. Therefore, contempt is when someone is not following essential orders or continually not following the orders that are made by the court.

To inform the court of the contempt, an application will need to be filled out. This application tells the court which orders are not being followed.

When to use an application for contempt

You would use an application for contempt if you want the orders to be followed and wish to seek punishment for non compliance.

It is essential that you seek legal advice before filing this application. Armstrong Legal can advise you if an application for contempt is appropriate and of any other methods that can be used.

Punishment for contempt

The punishments that can be given for not following the orders of the court include

  • The person is put on notice
  • Changes are made to the orders
  • The court ensures that the orders are followed
  • The person is fined
  • The person faces imprisonment.

If you would like to know more or book an appointment please contact Armstrong Legal and talk to one of our specialist family law solicitors on 1300 168 676.


where to next?

Taking the next step and contacting a family lawyer can be scary. Our lawyers will make you feel comfortable so you can talk about your situation. But first, ask yourself, Do I really need a lawyer?

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